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Darwin Was Wrong: Why We Need to Update Our Model of Evolution

Darwin Was Wrong: Why We Need to Update Our Model of Evolution

Commented May 8, 2012 at 21:21:28 in UK Tech

“Thanks for clarifying that. :)”
Let Us Eat Cake: The Paradox of Scarcity

Let Us Eat Cake: The Paradox of Scarcity

Commented May 7, 2012 at 19:29:48 in Science

“On the contrary; obesity is being caused by the choices people make! You can't blame the food for the fact that people eat it.”

LeLoup on May 10, 2012 at 13:38:45

“Oh yes you can...especially when said food was DESIGNED to make you eat more of it. Why do you think some specialists in addiction consult with the food industry? Not for charity purposes, that's for sure!”
Darwin Was Wrong: Why We Need to Update Our Model of Evolution

Darwin Was Wrong: Why We Need to Update Our Model of Evolution

Commented May 7, 2012 at 18:21:32 in UK Tech

“There's nothing wrong with reading fantasy books... as long as you recognise that they are fantasy!”
Darwin Was Wrong: Why We Need to Update Our Model of Evolution

Darwin Was Wrong: Why We Need to Update Our Model of Evolution

Commented May 7, 2012 at 17:54:52 in UK Tech

“Yikes, this is one of the most ill-informed articles I've ever read. And that's really saying something, as I've read the Herald Sun (Melbourne tabloid) more than once. I'm not even sure where to begin... Yes, it probably IS a common misunderstanding that evolution took place a long time ago, but that's all it is - a misunderstanding. It's not the theory as embraced by those knowledgeable in the field; there is full awareness that evolution is an on-going process. Which means we know perfectly well we're not the 'apex of human evolution'.
Next, the phrase 'survival of the fittest' does NOT mean the strongest or the fastest or the species with the biggest lung capacity. It means the species most suited (fitted, see?) to the environment and conditions. If cooperation is more beneficial than competition, then yes, those who cooperate will survive and thrive. Once again, this should be common knowledge.
Moving on - ancient civilisations had technology that we don't have? I suppose if you count brutal slavery as 'technology', that is true. Pure manpower achieved those wonders. There is no evidence to the contrary. And lastly... the Mayan thing? It's not something I've bothered looking into deeply, because it's so obviously rubbish, but I do recall seeing somewhere that their calendar failed to take leap years into account, which would mean that the date in question has already come and gone, and with no noticeable change.”

Arturo Ramrez on May 8, 2012 at 13:24:40

“Mayans didn't have leap years, that's why they had a long calendar (which, yes, was more precise than the Gregorian calendar), and they did view the world in cycles, but what that means is simple, in Dec. 12, Mayans will say: "happy New (really really really long) Year!," and move on with their lives.”